Description ( Overview)
Jaw augmentation procedures are a great way to enhance the definition of the angle of the mandible along the jawline. A person with a weaker jawline gains great benefit from this as it not only strengthens the appearance of the jaw, but it creates a more refined jawline and neck. Jaw augmentation can be accomplished with implants through hidden incisions in the mouth or with Facial Fillers as with other areas in the face. Both have been used to achieve significant, natural and results that are liable.
Your jawline is one of the most defining features of your face. Its shape and angle can make the rest of your face look strong and youthful, or old, tired, and flabby. Jawline procedures are among the most common types of plastic surgery procedures, and can improve the look of both men and women.. Here are some of the procedures that can be used and a bit about why these may be necessary.
Why Jawline Enhancement Is Reguired ?
Put in a nutshell, a jawline that looks “good” has a straight and defined line from where your jaw hinges near your ear, down to your chin. This line is associated with strength and beauty. When it is hidden or not quite the right shape, it makes the bottom third of our face look weak, old, or even flabby. It can also disrupt the appearance of other facial features. For instance, your neck might look recessed or weak because of how your jaw is shaped.
When to Consider Jawline Enhancement
– If your are self-conscious about your recessive chin
– If your chin appears to be out of balance with the rest of your face
– If your chin is small or narrow
Why Iran Is Suitable For Jawline Enhancement?
Patient eligibility \ who can have Jawline Enhancement ?
Jaw enhancement may be right for you if you’ve always felt you had a weak jaw line, or if you’ve begun to notice signs of ageing in this area of your face. Many candidates are men wishing for a more chiselled jaw or women who wish their jaw looked softer and more feminine.
The treatment can be performed on most adults who are in good overall health and who are at or near their ideal weight. Good candidates are also realistic about the effects of the treatment. Jaw enhancement can achieve a subtle but noticeable change in the contours of your jaw area. Schedule a consultation visit with us to find out whether jaw enhancement is right for you.
How Is Jawline Enhancement Done ?(Procedures)
There are three basic ways that plastic surgeons can manipulate a jawline. First, they can remove or change the tissue under the skin. Second, they can fill the space using fat or some sort of custom implant. Third, and most rare, they can change the bone structure itself.
If your bones are fine, changing or removing tissue may be all that you need. Procedures that use this technique include neck liposuction, neck lifts, lower facelifts, or a submentoplasty (sometimes known as a chin lift). Depending on your facial structure, the elasticity of your skin, and the amount of fat on your face, combinations of these may be needed to achieve the desired result.
In faces with poor bone structure, the first thing to look at is getting an implant. If you need something that is life-long and you have some major underlying issues with your jaw, like after an accident or poor genetics, these implants can cause a dramatic positive change. However, getting an implant can be more pricy than other procedures. For jaw implant surgery, the incisions are made inside the mouth on either side of the lower lip. These incisions provide access and allow your doctor to form a pocket to hold your implant. Dissolvable sutures are normally used to hold your implant in place and to close the incisions. The entire procedure generally takes from 1 to 2 hours to complete.
Facial implants are made of a variety of materials. Occasionally, fat deposits are used instead of solid implants. The type of implant to be used will be discussed during your initial meeting with your surgeon.
In some cases, implants are not enough. The bone structure may have to be changed in order to correct severe asymmetry. Your plastic surgeon can assess whether or not your particular issue will need this kind of repair.
Nonsurgical options are best for patients who have mild to moderate fat obscuring the jawline, a fairly well-defined chin area and minimal to moderate loose skin around the jawline. Options include dermal fillers, neurotoxins, fat melting injectable agents and surgical threads.
Dermal fillers to the jawline: By injecting dermal fillers to directly to the jawline, the edge of your bony angle and mandible is enhanced. This works best in patients who are “almost there” but do not quite have a hard bony edge that you can see. The results are immediate and should last about 12-18 months, depending on the dermal filler used.
Neurotoxin to the masseter muscles: Botulinum toxin (Botox, Dysport or Xeomin) can be placed directly in the masseter muscles of the face, which will slim your overall facial shape into a slightly more “V” like shape.
Preparation & Recovery
The procedures are accomplished from inside the mouth to avoid skin incisions and typically require a short physical recovery, dependent upon the person and other procedures being accomplished at the same time. There is swelling which resolves in phases: main phase is 5-7 days, followed by a further reduction of the ‘puffiness’ in one month; leading to a final definition in a few months whereby the jawline is ideally ‘trim and defined’. Esthetically, one can easily go back to normal daily activities after a week. The procedure is not painful, but the muscles in the back of the jaw feel ‘tight’ while they heal. Oral care is paramount during the healing to prevent infection due to the mouth bacteria.
Jawline contouring treatment with dermal fillers requires little to no downtime and patients typically resume regular activities the same day. Patients can expect mild swelling and tenderness at the injection site, which will generally resolve within a few days. Results will be visible immediately, will improve as swelling decreases, and will typically last up to 24 months.
Kybella to the neck and chin fat: If you have some mild excess fat, you can melt this fat with a melting agent called Kybella (deoxycholic acid). The area in the double chin is considered on-label use, but getting to the very sides and back portion of your jawline may require injections that are off-label use. Depending on how much fat you have in the jaw area, you will need 1-6 vials of Kybella. The results are permanent, assuming you maintain your overall weight since the fat is physically melted.
Surgical threads to tighten loose skin: Surgical threads can be placed around your jowls to tighten your slightly loose skin. You will probably need anywhere from 4-8 threads, depending on how large your jowls are and how much loose skin you have. Surgical threads generally last 6-12 months.
Surgical options: Surgical options are for patients who have a moderate to larger amount of fat and loose skin around the neck and jawline areas. The main treatments are liposuction or neck lift or both. Another new technology is radiofrequency energy.
Neck liposuction:If you have fat that is just under the skin and not underneath your neck muscles, liposuction of the neck and jawline area can be done to remove fat and give you a nicely defined jawline. Depending on the technology used, you will have mild to moderate skin tightening with liposuction as well. Results will last years or a lifetime since the fat is physically removed.
Neck lift:After making incisions near your ear and behind your ear, as well as an incision underneath your chin, your neck skin is lifted up, revealing access to your neck muscles, fat and supporting structures or your neck. A neck lift allows the most access and best long-term results, because all of the structures that can make your jawline more defined – skin, fat, muscle, SMAS, salivary glands – can be addressed in one procedure to give you maximal results that will last for years.
Radiofrequency energy: Radiofrequency energy can tighten loose skin and, in the neck area, can be used to tighten the skin after some type of procedure, usually neck liposuction. RF can be used with other procedures to tighten your neck skin and your redraped neck skin will be more smoothly and tightly placed over your jawline
Risks & Complication
The most common complications from jaw angle implants are asymmetry and not achieving the desired look. The implants are placed under the masseter muscles and have no effect on facial expressive movements. There will be some temporary stiffness in opening your mouth but that goes away within a few weeks.
Jaw enhancement with dermal fillers is associated with a lower risk of complications than more invasive surgical techniques. However, there are still some potential risks, including infection and bleeding. Mild swelling and redness surrounding the injection sites are common. These issues can be concealed with make-up, and should subside within a few days. It is also possible for the injected material to gather into lumps underneath the skin. Often, these lumps can be massaged to redistribute the dermal filler. In other cases, the body will gradually reabsorb it, and the bumps will smooth out.